Anta Pottery

Lovely pottery and soft furnishings. Factory shop worth a visit (especially for sale items and ‘seconds’!) They also do great cake in the cafe…

Arabella Therapies

Website for Tracy’s reflexology and massage treatments. Don’t forget treatments are half price for Hamilton Cottage guests

Avoch Dolphin Trips
Dolphin Trips Avoch – This is a wildlife trip with a difference!

You may encounter osprey and red kites or if you are really lucky, seals and our famous bottlenose dolphins of the Moray Firth. Dolphin Trips Avoch run from April to October and operate up to six trips a day. Simply the best for local knowledge and satisfaction. See anything from ospreys and otters to seals, dolphins, porpoise, buzzards and peregrines
in safety and comfort.

As all these creatures are wild, sightings cannot be guaranteed.

* 1 hour trips, tide and weather permitting.
* Fully accredited operator and professional skipper.
* Full passenger insurance.
* Daily sailing’s from the picturesque Avoch harbour.
* Up to 12 persons.

Free Parking
Bala Bunkhouse, Coach House & Little Cottage
Less than two miles from Bala on the edge of Snowdonia National Park, Bala Bunkhouse is only a few minutes drive from the lake and white water centre. The Bunk House is a converted 18C Welsh stone building. It is set back from the road in over an acre of picturesque grounds bounded by a river and a stream.

Cromarty Dolphin Watching Boat Trip

The ultimate wildlife watching adventure at the heart of the Moray Firth
Located at the heart of the Moray Firth Special Area of Conservation, EcoVentures offers you a truly exhilarating and memorable boat trip experience to view the best of what the Moray Firth has to offer. After a short introduction, board a high speed RIB heading out into the Inner Moray Firth where we hope to encounter the resident colony of Bottlenose Dolphins. Also look out for Harbour Porpoise, Common and Grey Seals and the occasional Minke Whale. Cruising around the base of the spectacular cliff coastline, you’ll be able to view up close the bird colony set amongst the imposing war fortifications before we head further out to sea.

An informative commentary is given throughout with refreshments provided.


This is a really informative site for Whisky lovers everywhere. It lists all Scottish Distilleries along with contact information for those wishing to enquire about visiting times etc.

Dunrobin Castle

The majestic Dunrobin Castle is the most northerly of Scotland’s great houses and dates back to the 1300sE-self catering directory


Easter Ross Walks
Love to Escape

Penny Darragh – Working Gordon Setters

The official site for Penny Darragh’s Working Gordon Setters and a treasure trove of dog, field and game information.

Roomfinder Scotland

Tain Pottery

A favourite of ours – You’ll find items of Tain stoneware in the cottage. Brilliant selection of ‘seconds’ always available.

Try a tour of the pottery, it’s really interesting to see the process at first hand and chat to the potters and artists responsible for this beautiful work.

The Dalmore Distillery

Established in 1839 by Alexander Matheson, Dalmore Distillery sits on the banks of the Cromarty Firth overlooking the rich and fertile Black Isle, the “big meadowland”, from which it takes its name. Pure, clean water taken from the local River Alness is used to create The Dalmore in the time-honoured way, and the small band of stillmen who run the distillery, originate from a handful of local families, who work together in creating the finest of Scotch Malt Whiskies.

This experience, craft and pride in their work, ensures that Dalmore’s unique character and quality never falters – it remains the classic Highland malt.

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